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MCA-8000D Digital Multichannel Analyzer

Amptek's MCA-8000D is a state-of-the-art, compact, high-performance digital multi-channel analyzer (MCA). It replaces the MCA-8000A and provides the same functionality with reduced downtime, modern interfaces communication (USB, RS-232 and Ethernet) and much higher data transfer rates. Because it does not implement digital pulse shaping, it is compatible with analog pulse shaping systems.


Superior performance is achieved with a high-speed ADC (a 100 MHz 16-bit ADC) and sophisticated digital logic. The MCA-8000D digitizes the input signal (the output of an amplifier analog shaping) to measure the pulse height and obtain the pulse height spectrum. High-speed ADC, with a 10 ns conversion time, reduces dead time and increases the performance. The digital circuit produces high precision and stability.


The MCA-8000D includes three interfaces, USB (Full Speed USB 2.0), RS-232 (up to 115 kB), and Ethernet (10base-T). Uses the same software package_cc781905-5cde- 3194-bb3b-136bad5cf58d_DPPMCA  que los procesadores de señales digitales de Amptek, incluidos DP5, PX5 y X-123. El MCA-8000D it can be powered via USB or with an external AC/DC power supply.




  • Compatible with traditional analog pulse modeling
  • MCA and MCS modes
  • High-speed ADC (100 MHz, 16-bit) with digital pulse height measurement
  • 8k data channels
  • Minimum pulse peak time 500 ns (200 ns shaping)
  • Conversion time 10ns
  • Sliding Scale Linearization
  • Differential non-linearity <±0.6%
  • Integral non-linearity <±0.02%
  • Two peak detection modes
    • first peak after threshold (nuclear spectroscopy)
    • absolute peak after threshold (particle counter calibration in clean rooms)
  • Two TTL-compatible gates for matching and anti-matching
  • USB, RS-232 and Ethernet communication interfaces
  • Dimensions: 5 x 2.8 x 0.8 inches / 125 x 71 x 20mm
  • Weight: <165g
  • Free Viewing and Acquisition Software cc781905-5cde-3194-bb3b-136bad5cf58d_. Supports ROI, Power Calibration, MCA Peak Information and Configuration File Management
  • Free Software Development Kit (SDK) . Full protocol and sample code to be used in custom software applications
  • Optional PA package for airborne and airborne particle detection applications
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